New Zealand pacer, Trent Boult knows the Bangladeshi batsmen’s weakness, explained to the reporter on the eve of Wellington toss, starting on the 8th March.
Bangladesh tour of New Zealand
The host New Zealand, already leading the three-match test series by 1-0. The Kiwis scored 715 runs on their first inning, but Bangladesh lost the match by inning and 52 runs. As Bangladesh had massive batting destruction on the first inning accept Tamim Iqbal got a century.
On the other hand, Second inning Bangladesh had massive destruction. Accordingly, New Zealand scored 715 runs, so Bangladesh ends in 429 runs, with 149 and 146 runs of Soumya Sarker and Mahmudullah respectively. So Bangladesh lost the test with a huge gap.
Trent Boult experienced Kiwi pacer
Trent Boult experienced Kiwi pacer is expecting the same condition as Sri Lanka tour in Wellington, “I’m expecting similar conditions (to the Sri Lanka Test). Hopefully, we don’t experience a day four where it was chanceless and wicketless. If so, we need to find a way to take wickets and we feel we have the ability in the group to do it”
The Kiwi pacer emphasized positive thinking
The Kiwi pacer emphasized positive thinking, “You’ve just got to. We’ve played enough cricket here to understand what the wicket is like. There have been a lot of batting records here for a reason, it’s a very solid wicket and it only gets better. I’m sure they’ll leave a touch of green for the seamers to enjoy but we just need to focus on what we do well as a bowling unit.”
Bangladesh has some expert in short ball
Trent Boult acknowledged Bangladesh has some expert in a short ball, “One thing Bangladesh can expect plenty more of is short bowling, led by Neil Wagner. I’m pretty sure they’ll be expecting it. In my opinion, it’s a tactic which works well when there’s nothing in the wicket, there’s no swing, and you’re not left with many other options. We have Wags who is an expert at being able to execute that plan but it’s been pretty effective for us, so expect it will be more of the same”
Trent Boult concludes with, “There are few areas we need to work on from how we turned up in Hamilton. We’d like to start a lot better, put more pressure on their top order and take a lot more early wickets”
Therefore, New Zealand pacer, Trent Boult knows the Bangladeshi batsmen’s weakness. Hope Bangladesh will come back through the Wellington test.